Over the fourth, I finally made pie. This pie.
Or attempted to. I skimped on the butter in the streusel, which led to a buttery-in-parts, floury-in-other-parts dusting of crumbly flour up top and used Greek yogurt instead of crème fraiche. To be honest, I don’t know what it was supposed to taste like, but I thought it was good. Not outstanding, but a solid pie. My family seemed to agree.
These pancakes are basically that pie, in pancake form. Instead of housing themselves in a superflaky crust, chunks of ripe peaches nestle into a buttery batter* that sets up around the warmed peach chunks. The thin blanket of golden batter dimples and sighs over the peach chunks: not the most structurally sound or photogenic pancakes, but that’s what happens when you forget the egg in a pancake recipe.
The great part is: they work anyway. In the taste department at least, which is what matters. So cover up those nooks and crannies with a thick smear of rich Greek yogurt and a generous smattering of doughy oat streusel and voila: the easiest peach pie you’ll ever make.
*The irony of this is that I’m currently back on the Whole Living detox after a week of intense vacationing (miraculously, Erik agreed to try it with me this time!) and not consuming any batter, buttery or otherwise. We have chosen a week of eating foods free of gluten, dairy, meat, legumes and soy. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Pancake Fridays: Peach Streusel Pancakes
- For the pancakes:
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 2/3 cup almond milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar
- ½ tablespoon honey
- ~1 cup peaches cubed small*
- For the streusel:
- ½ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 1-2 tablespoons almond milk
- For assembly:
- Greek yogurt I used Chobani plain 2% and additional sweetener if desired
- For the pancakes:
- Whisk all dry ingredients together.
- Melt the butter in the skillet you intend to fry the pancakes in on medium heat. Meanwhile, combine the milk and honey and whisk into the dry ingredients until just combined.
- Once the butter has melted (you can let it cook a bit more until it becomes brown butter), remove the skillet from heat and pour the melted butter into the mixture. Whisk until just combined. Fold in the peach chunks.
- With the pan you just melted butter in on medium heat (or medium low if it's still really hot), dollop 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup amounts of batter into the pan. I would recommend cooking only two at a time, unless your pan is really large. Wait until bubbles begin rising through the batter and the edges start to look dry. Once you can easily slide your spatula under the bottom of the pancake, flip and cook another 2 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside or keep them warm in your oven on the lowest setting while you cook with remaining batter.
- For the streusel:
- Whisk oats and oat flour together. Add 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon milk and stir.
- Add more honey to taste and if mixture is too dry, add more milk ½ tablespoon at a time. Use a judicious hand with the milk as this should not be a paste fest—the mixture should be wet enough to stick together but dry enough to be a little crumbly.
- To assemble:
- Combine Greek yogurt with additional sweetener if desired.
- Spread a few tablespoons of yogurt on a pancake. Top with streusel. Eat!
OMGAHHH this looks unreal!!! I’m desperately wishing it was still peach season, but I guess I will have to wait till next summer to make this, I’m actually drooling look at your beautiful pictures
Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile
I see you’re loving peaches lately 😉 I am too so this is perfect! I’ve been pancake deprived for about a week and a half now so I would say it’s time to give these babies a try! I’ll make them tomorrow and let you know how they come out! They look awesome!
Have you ever considered a career as a dish describer? I feel like we’ve had this conversation before.
Oh yum! I absolutely love peaches, and that crumble looks to die for!
Aww thanks! I was a huge fan of the crumble–such a good combo with the peaches!
Oh my these Peach Streusel Pancakes sound so decadent! What a great way to enjoy the pie in pancake form! 🙂 genius idea!
Thanks Amy! 🙂
The Wimpy Vegetarian
I don’t know what I love more – your beautiful photography or these amazing pancakes that double as a cake/pie/deliciousness. What a creative idea!! How’s that detox going?? No way I could resist these babies 🙂
Oh, you’re too sweet! And the detox…could be going better haha. I don’t know why, but this time around it just seems to be doing funky things to my body! Erik, of course, has lost three pounds and seems to be doing great (now that he’s eating cheese again the detox is just a faint memory).
oh man, I want a bite or the whole plate of those peach pancakes! Super Super Super yum!!!
Funny that we both have nearly similar names, but not quite! Your Peach Streusel pancakes look so gorgeous and tasty! Love your photos! Just followed your blog on feedly (kinda new to this feeder after the whole Google shutdown).
Ahh that is funny!! I’ve never met anyone named Rika before! How unique 🙂 And thanks so much–I’m off to check out your blog now!
Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
Wow this is so creative and looks really delicious! Peaches are one of my favorite fruits.
Thanks Kristi 🙂 Mine too! Definitely one of the reasons why I love summer so much 🙂
Haha, I love the ‘pie in pancake form’ idea! It’s almost better than eating an actual pie! Gorgeous photos as always Erika. I definitely need to start committedly making your pancake recipes every weekend, as I keep drooling over them without actually venturing out from the basic wholewheat (which are WONDERFUL, by the way!). These streusel-topped wonders are first on the list! xx
Oh you–you always make my day with your comments 🙂 I’m so glad you like the whole wheat! And I hope you like these as well 🙂
Kaylie @ Skinny Muffin
You really are a pancake goddess.
Thanks, you healthy eating goddess 😉
OMG. These look like dessert pancakes! Yum!
I think my stomach genuinely groans with hunger every time you post! Looks, as always, too delicious for words!!
Aha, you sweet thang. Thanks! 🙂
Looks delicious Erika! Loving the streusel on top..that would definitely make the pancakes more interesting and fun to eat! Yum! I’ve been eating peanut butter pancakes for the past week, I just love pancakes, so I always love your posts. P.S. when I clicked on the link for where you adapted the recipe from, it is a broken link. Just thought you’d want to know 🙂
Yes, I just love texture with my pancakes! Ooooh peanut butter pancakes sound SO GOOD. I’ve been wanting to make some for the longest time, but just haven’t–are you going to post the recipe? I’ll go check out your blog now to see if it’s already up 🙂 And thanks for the heads up about the link!! You’re the best.
What a fun, creative combination! That is one beautiful and summery stack of pancakes – love this.
Thanks so much Jess 🙂 Yes–so perfect for those perfect summer peaches!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked
Hey girl, I hope you had a fantabulous holiday! I love everything about this peach pie/pancake hybrid. Gawd, amazing things always emerge from your kitchen. And every time you write about being on a detox, it gives me shame face from guilt. I was supposed to diet and exercise for my lil sister’s wedding next weekend (I’m a bridesmaid) and it never happened. The dress she bought me is a biiiiiiiiiiit snug. Oh well – the plumper I am, the skinnier she’ll look, lol. Now, I’m off to make these pancakes!
Hahaha you’re amazing…the only reason why I keep detoxing is because I can’t consume food like a normal person, believe me. Omg I love weddings!!! So exciting! Haha I hope you have tons of fun!!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
You like…need to open a lil pancake restaurant. For serial.
Abbie @ Needs Salt
Wow. That looks amazing. Especially the oat streusel! I think I’m going to have to make just a bowl of that. And eat it.
I’m a total sucker for streusel. It’s some of the best stuff on earth. And really, oats, almond milk and honey? That’s like health food.
Pinning this! 🙂
P.s. I. LOVE. YOUR. HEADER.
Abbie! I love YOUR header! It’s super cute. Thanks so much for stopping by–I hope you like the streusel! It’s not really a traditional streusel as you can see by the health food ingredients 🙂 Kind of doughy, like I mentioned. Anyway, let me know if you like it! 🙂